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Brookfield in Waukesha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pioneer Cemetery

of Brookfield

 
 
Pioneer Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, July 13, 2010
1. Pioneer Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Burial place of Yankee and English settlers. It was first called Dixon or East Side Cemetery.

This was also the site of the first Dixon school house, which was burned and relocated south of North Avenue in the 1860’s.

This land was deeded by John Dixon in 1850. It was operated by the Brookfield Cemetery Association in 1851. The name was changed to Pioneer Cemetery in 1854.
 
Erected 1971 by Waukesha County Historical Society. (Marker Number 02-06.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 43° 3.66′ N, 88° 6.378′ W. Marker is in Brookfield, Wisconsin, in Waukesha County. Marker is on Pilgrim Square Parkway, 0.1 miles north of West North Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brookfield WI 53005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Brookfield (approx. 0.4 miles away); The William Donaldson House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Woodside One-Room School Bell
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); The Dousman Inn (approx. 1.2 miles away); Oak Hill Cemetery (approx. 2˝ miles away); Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 2˝ miles away); Milwaukee County's First Airport (approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named Oak Hill Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookfield.
 
Pioneer Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, July 13, 2010
2. Pioneer Cemetery Marker
Pioneer Cemetery Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, July 13, 2010
3. Pioneer Cemetery Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,561 times since then and 87 times this year. Last updated on June 20, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 13, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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